Starting 96 Aspencade


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Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby carpet » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:30 pm



I have a 1996 Aspencade which I have owned for 6 years but it has a quirky little problem from the time I bought it. When starting , the motor turns over perfectly but wont start until starter button is released. This problem seems to be at its worst when starting for the first time after a break in riding. Battery is fully charged and left on tender.
After initial starting and ride it still does it but starts a bit quicker. Choke and fuel all fine. I thought I read of this problem a while ago and the fix for it but cant seem to find anywhere.I have had other bikes and never had this problem before.
I look forward to your thoughts if any on this problem.
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Glenn



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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby ct1500 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:41 pm

The only true test for a battery is a load test, even new ones can be bad.

And when were the spark plugs last changed?
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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby Aussie_Rider » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:01 am

carpet wrote:I thought I read of this problem a while ago and the fix for it but cant seem to find anywhere.


I think this may be the thread you were looking for.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=19670
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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby stinkinfish1 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:32 pm

I am new to this fourm so please other members chimb in,I notaced that there was two ingion nmoduals for the timing . what is the possiblity that one of these may be bad.I onece worked on a FIAT that had two sets of points,one for start,and the other for run,what is the chance this could be the same.the same problem that I had. engine would turn over but not start. maybe both motuales sould be checked to see if they are working. also check in circit in front of this circits.

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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:30 pm

stinkinfish1 wrote:I am new to this fourm so please other members chimb in,I notaced that there was two ingion nmoduals for the timing . what is the possiblity that one of these may be bad.I onece worked on a FIAT that had two sets of points,one for start,and the other for run,what is the chance this could be the same.the same problem that I had. engine would turn over but not start. maybe both motuales sould be checked to see if they are working. also check in circit in front of this circits.


Don't think so.Did you click on the link and check it out?The 1500 just needs a good battery.An AGM battery IMHO.
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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:23 am

This is a common symptom of a weak battery. The 1500 loves a big, strong battery, and AGM type batteries are even better.

The problem is, when you are cranking the engine, the voltage dips down because so much current is being used to crank the engine over, and with a weak battery, there may not be enough voltage remaining to create a sufficient spark. When you release the start button, the starter disengages, the battery voltages returns to normal, the spark becomes strong again, and the engine starts.

With my AGM battery (kept on a battery tender), my bike consistently starts the instant I hit the starter, every time.

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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby carpet » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:46 pm

Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Info much appreciated especially from WingAdmin and Aussie-Rider who sent me the link with all I needed to know. It could very well be the battery. I will buy a new one next week and let you know how it goes.
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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby carpet » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:34 pm

Yep, definately battery. Bought a new one yesterday and charged before installing and hey presto, bloody motor nearly jumped out of the frame it started that quick.
Thanks to all and stay shiney side up.
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Re: Starting 96 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:52 pm

Good news, enjoy the nice weather down there!




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